Residents were put on notice by police of “high visibility patrols in neighbourhoods, around retail stores and grocery stores to enforce the regulations around physical distancing” and “enforce” the new regulations that specify no large gatherings.
As measures get underway to reopen the island in stages, Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes stated that the first phase includes the curfew from 10pm to 6am.
Checkpoints in partnership with the Royal Bermuda Regiment will continue to strictly enforce the curfew.
“During the daytime hours the BPS will be conducting high visibility patrols in neighbourhoods, around retail stores and grocery stores to enforce the regulations around physical distancing as well as to enforce the new regulations that specify that no large groups of persons can congregate either in public places or in private homes,” said Mr Weekes.
“The regulations state that any group larger than ten persons is prohibited and it is an offence to host any large group.”
And while recreational boating is now allowed, he added: “The regulations are clear that only members of the same household may get together on a boat up to a maximum of ten persons per vessel.
“No raft-ups may take place and all boating activity must cease before 7pm.
“Whilst public recreational spaces such as parks beaches and railway trails are open, appropriate physical distancing must be observed and large groups are prohibited.
“Public playgrounds and exercise equipment must not be used.”
As for Bermuda’s motoring public, be advised that police will be on the lookout for traffic offenders for speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.
On that note, he said: “Please drive carefully so as to avoid collisions that will take up the valuable time of our hospital staff who are busy dealing with Covid-19 incidents.”